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Review of chapter "Chapter 5: Watcher Bernie" from (Recent Donor)Luna
Review:
“Every once in a while, a girl slips by our seers – or they choose not to tell us about her,” Bernie answered, a bit of humor coming through; apparently he agreed with the idea if the seers actually worked that way
------------AH! I LOVE the idea of the seers not telling! The idea in my head was the PTB decided to switch things at the last minute because they knew it was better if Buffy wasn’t Council trained. I like your idea of the seers not saying anything (which I suppose could also be the PTB letting them see that it would be best if the Council was unaware of Buffy).

I like how they thought Buffy wouldn’t last long and thus gave Giles to her due to political pressure! Nice idea. Of course, I always support Giles regardless of S6 actions so Bernie not liking Giles does make me a sad panda…

Good chapter and nice lil pic! :)
Comments from author:
We love Giles 'cause we got to see how he usually treated Buffy, but Bernie can only go by his reputation in the Council. You gotta admit a lot of Watchers would be scratching their heads, trying to figure out how he got a Slayer.
Review By [(Recent Donor)Luna] • Date [1 Jul 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 4: Mom’s Avenged" from (Recent Donor)christytrekkie
Review:
Another interesting chapter: starting to get the itch of wanting longer chapter, but I understand your RL issues and am grateful that you still take the time to flesh out the chapters. :) Can't wait for more.
Comments from author:
I thought I got chapter 5 in at 11:59, but the site said I posted after midnight. Man, I hate when clocks don't match up! Oh well, guess I'll have to give myself more than 5 minutes to post. Glad you still like the story.
Review By [(Recent Donor)christytrekkie] • Date [30 Jun 11] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 4: Mom’s Avenged" from (Recent Donor)Luna
Review:
"When Buffy didn’t stop crying after five minutes had passed, Robin started to feel increasingly uncomfortable. At the shelter, women would usually handle the more emotional victims – even on the phone. He had to wonder if she was having this much trouble because she was the Slayer and not just a regular woman"

-------------Perfect!!
Comments from author:
Yup, just 'cause you can kick evil's a** doesn't mean you can't be emotionally weak sometimes.
Review By [(Recent Donor)Luna] • Date [29 Jun 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 3: It Sinks In" from (Recent Donor)Luna
Review:
You're dealing with the attempted rape very well, on both Buffy's part and Robin's. It's weird to see just how good Robin is being about the situation - just because most guys are not that knowledgeable I think. So in a way it comes across that you are a female writer, *however* I am sure someone with Robin's educational background coupled with his experience working at that rape hotline place would make him this knowledgeable and cautious. I guess it just feels off because it's a set of unexpected coincidences.

Ok, but with that being said, I am still glad he's this smart because it is exactly what Buffy needs at the moment!

And I'm okay with mini-chapters just to get a taste every day ;)

EDIT: "Interesting that people assume that women could deal with rape victims easier than men. Not saying that's wrong or anything, just interesting. Will it help if he has some discomfort - even if he does the right things?"

I think I was in an overall cynical mood when I read that last chapter. I do think that *some* women can deal with it better because I think most women have either known someone who's been sexually assaulted or have themselves; and if neither of the above they've probably wondered about it. Even though Robin has the educational background you'd be surprised at how little sexual assault/domestic violence/etc gets touched on in teacher/educational administrator training. But, then again, you have solved that dilemma by making him volunteer at that place with his watcher.

Maybe some discomfort might be called for -- Buffy is a slayer and because of his mother, Buffy's assault would probably touch him in a different way than the strangers he's counseled. And for anyone who's had to help a victim it can be...hmm, not sure the word....but hard to deal with. But keep having him do the right things. And if it works into your idea of who Robin is, ignore what I said about the discomfort. It could go either way.
Comments from author:
Interesting that people assume that women could deal with rape victims easier than men. Not saying that's wrong or anything, just interesting. Will it help if he has some discomfort - even if he does the right things?
Review By [(Recent Donor)Luna] • Date [29 Jun 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 4: Mom’s Avenged" from (Current Donor)DeepBlueJoy
Review:
I don't think Robin knowing how to deal with an attempted rape is all that surprising considering his background -- both in canon and the one you're designing for him. I know men like that... I know men who really have the gift of calming the crazed and broken... and although a woman with a long history of abuse may find male strength threatening, from the right (gentle) man, a woman like Buffy (strong, with a history of good male friends (Xander, Giles) might actually find that strength reassuring.

I am looking forward to getting into Robin's head more... to hearing the conversation between the two men... So far, it really has been more Buffy's story, more about her life... I look forward to exploring and getting to know Robin deep inside.

Blue
Comments from author:
I got a picture for the next chapter of him and his 'dad' standing in front of the center they work at. Hopefully you'll like the chapter.
Review By [(Current Donor)DeepBlueJoy] • Date [29 Jun 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 3: It Sinks In" from (Recent Donor)christytrekkie
Review:
Wow you write this with a lot of... I can't think of the word right now. But this is excellent and you're dealing with this fic with a lot of Finesse. Love it and can't wait for more.
Comments from author:
Glad you're enjoying it. Keeping the chapers really short is making it easier to spit something out between assignments and other crap in RL.
Review By [(Recent Donor)christytrekkie] • Date [28 Jun 11] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 3: It Sinks In" from poe
Review:
Better, much better. An interesting pairing, I'm honestly not sure I've seen it before. Good luck with this one.
Comments from author:
Given that he had sex with Faith on the show - and the animosity over Spike, I couldn't see Buffy and Robin together post-'Chosen'. That's why I changed when he was introduced to Buffy...and the Spike issue.
Review By [poe] • Date [28 Jun 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 3: It Sinks In" from slatergirl
Review:
Another great chapter. Can't wait till Dawn finds out. I know I'm a bit sadistc but I like seeing that self-centered, whiny, ungrateful, girl in pain.
Comments from author:
Yeah...have to decide how I want to handle her. I'm guessing a few angry words are shouted.
Review By [slatergirl] • Date [28 Jun 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 2: Past Meets Present" from Dilvish
Review:
Good. I think it was the best way for Robin to dust Spike : unknowingly, not because of his vengeance, but to save someone. Because if there is one common and consistent theme in BtVS and AtS, it's that vengeance is a tool of evil and the people seeking it do not care about the innocents they hurt in the process.

Update as soon as you can.
Comments from author:
Yeah, I much prefer if he can be completely heroic about killing Spike instead of an a**. Not to say he won't do some private gloating about it later, but at least his motives were good.
Review By [Dilvish] • Date [27 Jun 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 2: Past Meets Present" from slatergirl
Review:
Really great. Love the pairing.
Comments from author:
Thanks. I'm liking this, even if the chapters are shorter than my usual.
Review By [slatergirl] • Date [27 Jun 11] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 2: Past Meets Present" from (Recent Donor)christytrekkie
Review:
Wow, Wesley in the mix. And the Malboro man Wes that was a bad ass too. LOVING THIS! Poor Robin way to break it to him huh. Can't wait for more.
Comments from author:
I honestly hadn't intended to bring Wes in, but the sexy, broken man snuck his way in.
Review By [(Recent Donor)christytrekkie] • Date [26 Jun 11] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 2: Past Meets Present" from spk
Review:
WOW! So excited to see Buffy ask Wes to come back to Sunnydale. Great twist. :)
Comments from author:
Would have helped so many people if she had done it on the shows, don't you think?
Review By [spk] • Date [26 Jun 11] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Chapter 2: Past Meets Present" from cjsplace
Review:
Love how the story is progressing. I think she's likely to range through several different levels that weren't shown on the show, from blaming herself to blaming him, and then taking the whatever reaction she gets from the others as if she deserves it. Sorry, I don't mean that in a nasty way, but people react to rape differently. They're unsure what to think, or say, and normally the frustration leads them to either protect or reject the victim. I look forward to seeing how you handle this.

Love that she's going to bring Wesley back into the fold. I think it would have been a wonderful twist in the show, rather than the whole weird Justine in the closet story line.
Comments from author:
Tried to show a little more reaction in Buffy during the next chapter; hope you like it.

Ick, the Justine/Lilah crap bothered me way more than Wes taking Connor. That was just sick and wrong; at least with kidnapping Connor, he had very good intentions. Personally, I like to believe that he had no plans to hand him over to Justine or Holtz, just run with him until he figured a way around the prophecy.
Review By [cjsplace] • Date [26 Jun 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 2: Past Meets Present" from (Recent Donor)Luna
Review:
Brilliant. I love how you are going to be using Wesley and especially enjoyed the 'cookie' part :)

I can also sense your author ire at Giles being gone *smiles wryly* Ah, season 6! Why did you have to be full of *so* many poor decisions?! sigh.

I'm glad Robin learned asap about who exactly he killed.
Comments from author:
Thought once some time had passed, Wes would be able to joke about the cookie thing.

Yes, Giles deserves to be painted in honey and left on an anthill. Normally the thought of Giles covered in honey would be a happy thought for me, but not at this point in canon.
Review By [(Recent Donor)Luna] • Date [26 Jun 11] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Chapter 2: Past Meets Present" from (Current Donor)DeepBlueJoy
Review:
Damn, I feel like someone gave me a cookie! And now with added Wes. sounds like exactly what we need! Yup, Buffy's being Buffy... Poor Robin... he has no idea what just hit him!

Peace,

Blue
Comments from author:
Oops, just realized that maybe Wes would have a little difficulty in talking. Have to remember that when he gets to Sunnydale.

I thought it would be better for Buffy to blurt it out so that there wasn't an awkward moment later on which would lead to feelings of betrayal on somebody's part. (Not sure whose, probably Robin's.)
Review By [(Current Donor)DeepBlueJoy] • Date [26 Jun 11] • Rating [9 out of 10]
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